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Europe Targets Climate Transformation Under Historic German Boss

  • Ursula von der Leyen pledges green deal for European Union
  • Climate plan features carbon border tax and tougher goals
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Ursula von der Leyen clinched her position as the European Union’s most important policy maker Tuesday with a vision of how to save the Earth from a climate emergency without killing the economy.

Von der Leyen fixed climate protection as her no. 1 priority as she set out her plans to lawmakers in the EU Parliament ahead of a confirmation vote and signaled she’s prepared to get tough with trading partners like the U.S. and China if they don’t match up to Europe’s ambition.